Ghana Airlines eye third quarter of 2023 to begin operations as hinted by the Transport Minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah
He made this revelation in a press briefing where the Minister mentioned that the airline will operate as a national carrier.
This according to him follows a decision to award Ashanti Airlines, and its operational and financial partner, Zotus Group, a tender to commence business.
According to Mr Asiamah, most of the processes have been completed to ensure that it becomes operational by July.
I think the government took a decision to join the private sector to make sure that we have a national carrier. So far, I can tell you that the proponents have done so well.
The regulator had to make sure that it is well branded. And they have satisfied all the requirements and they will soon launch their logo.”
My information from them is that by the end of May, they will start selling their ticket and by June/July we will see Ghana airline, flying in the sky,” he said.
Background: Ghana Airways/Airlines
Ghana has been without a flag carrier over a decade after it halted operations due to a ban by the U.S. over operational debts.
Ghana Airways preciously operated from 1958 to 2004, prior to its defunct status.
It was then acquired by the Ghana International Airlines as the national carrier from 2005 to 2010.
Ashanti Airlines was chosen work with the government to establish a new flag carrier for Ghana leading to a disclosure in September 2022 that painted a picture of optimism for a revamped ‘Ghana Airlines’ following bids from various stakeholders